Henry Palmer

11 May 1818–23 October 1891 (Age 73)
Donnington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Palmer was born on 11 May 1818, in Donnington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Palmer, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Weaver, was 38. He married Jane about 1845, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dymock, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 23 October 1891, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Henry Palmer
Ann Horlick
Marriage: 11 April 1853
Mary Jane Palmer
Elizabeth Ann "Allie" Palmer
Emma M Palmer
Henry Joseph Palmer
Dr Hannah 'Anna' Palmer
James Palmer
Fredrick Palmer
Nellie Palmer
Charles L. Palmer
Emanuel Palmer

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  • Marriage
    11 April 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 5
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Birth: May 11, 1818 Donnington Herefordshire, England Death: Oct. 23, 1891 Council Bluffs Pottawattamie County Iowa, USA Baptism record found for Henry on pg. 11, Parish Records of Donnington, Herefo …

    Sources (37)

    • Henry Palmer in household of James Palmer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Henry Palmer in entry for Jim Palmer and Amanda Batthrop, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Henry Palmer in entry for Ann Palmer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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